Friday, April 13, 2012

Any Chance For A Nebula?

The 2012 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.  I generally don't pay too much attention as I don't read much modern science fiction.  But one category caught my attention this time around:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Doctor Who, ”The Doctor’s Wife”, written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
•“The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech”, Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
Doctor Who, ”The Girl Who Waited”, written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who, ”A Good Man Goes to War”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
Community, ”Remedial Chaos Theory”, written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)

I'm surprised, but quite pleased, to see an episode of Community up there.  And since it's perhaps their best episode ever, it better win.  But how can it lose against three (!) episodes of Inspector Spacetime.

PS  Here's another intriguing category:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely; directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss;
written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)
Source Code, screenplay by Ben Ripley; directed by Duncan Jones (Vendome Pictures)

Game Of Thrones deserves to win, even if it's not sf.  But certainly I'm not the first to note Hugo is up for a Hugo.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting if you click on the link.

-Separate awards for best novella and best novelette-I'm sure the difference means something to someone. [I actually read one the best novel nominees- Embassytown- OK but I wouldn't give it an award].

-There is also a best short story award. I note there not one however for best short short story- yet another art form overlooked

-Some sort of pharmaceutical award for "best semiprozine"

6:05 AM, April 13, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an FAQ explaining what the divisions mean. Still, it figures with nerdy people they'd have such anal-retentive categories.

10:36 AM, April 13, 2012  

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